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Armistice Haiku

The Armistice, (Latin for to still arms), was an agreement to end the fighting of the First World War, it began at 11am on 11 November 1918. The poppy is a symbol of remembrance and hope. As today is the anniversary of the end of the First World War, my eleventh Haiku for this monthContinue reading “Armistice Haiku”

Haiku for a King

For my fourth Haiku for my NaBloPoMo / NaNoWriMo I have been inspired by the hudreth anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb. King Tutankhamen (King Tut), was born around 1341 B.C.E., his name means “living image of Aten”, Aten being the name of the sun deity. It was on this day 100 years ago,Continue reading “Haiku for a King”

Happy Celtic New Year

Calan Gaeaf/Samhain Welcomed to the first day of the Celtic new year, last night as part of the ancient ritual a festival of fire took place in various places around the nations. Among the ancient Celts, the year was seen to be divided into a light half and a dark half. As the day wasContinue reading “Happy Celtic New Year”

dVerse – Mongolian Meter

At dVerse last week, Grace posted on the poetic form the Mongolian Meter. It’s thought to go back as far as Genghis Khan, the most distinct defining character is the use of head rhyme, that is rhyming the start of a word rather than the end. It can be fused with alliteration but unlike alliterationContinue reading “dVerse – Mongolian Meter”

Bibliographic Profile Acrostic Poem

Hi, the inspiration for this poem is once again from murisopsis’s ‘My Name scavenger hunt’ where she’s selected a number of poetry forms which have names, please see below: Murisopsis has suggested using song titles from Cuban singer Ovi, however I have taken the liberty of featuring one of my favourite poets John Donne.Continue reading “Bibliographic Profile Acrostic Poem”

Weekend Writing Prompt

Hi, everyone and welcome to the weekend. Sammi’s challenge this week (see link below), is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 76 words using the word “Alcázar”, this inspired me to write something about the ‘Reales Alcázares de Sevilla‘ a place centuries old, I have put a little bit ofContinue reading “Weekend Writing Prompt”

Poetry is Therapeutic

The healing effect of words has long been recognised, as far back as 4000 BCE, early Egyptians wrote words on papyrus, dissolve them in liquid, and gave them to those who were ill as a form of medicine. Also poetry for healing and personal growth, can be seen in ancient times when shamans conducted religiousContinue reading “Poetry is Therapeutic”

Emily Jane Brontë

Emily Brontë (1818-1848) was born on this day, 30 July 1818 in the rectory at Thornton in Yorkshire to the Reverend Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell Brontë, the 5th of their six children and the only daughter to be given a middle name. Unfortunately her mother died when she was only 3 years old andContinue reading “Emily Jane Brontë”